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Cooling Centers In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY- With a heatwave coming the Madera County Sheriff’s Office has set up cooling centers for Madera County Residents. The following locations are set-up as Cooling Centers during the summer months. The Centers will be open the days and times of the week as indicated below. Other Centers may be opened on an “as need” basis and will be announced ...

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Mariposa County Library Hosting Summer Reading Program

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Library will be hosting its Summer Reading Program for 2021 starting June 16th and continuing through August 11th. Ages 0-17 are welcome to join the program (pre-readers may be read to). Prizes include pool passes, toys, and books. There will also be Happy Burger Ice Cream coupons and Pizza Factory coupons. Related Story: Mariposa County ...

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Camarena Health Breaks Ground On Tesoro Viejo Health Center

Madera, CA. – Camarena Health held a groundbreaking event for their new state-of-the-art Wellness Center at the Tesoro Viejo Town Center located next to the Hub. Leaders from Camarena Health and Tesoro Viejo spoke about the project that is expected to open in 2022. Madera County Supervisor Brett Frazier also highlighted how center will create access to health and wellness ...

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Effects of The Creek Fire on The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Gets a Closer Look on This New Episode of “Outside Beyond the Lens”

Wildfire devastation gives way to silver linings in the Sierra National Forest. This powerful new production explores the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, now a journey with front-row views of a forest in a state of rebirth.  NORTH FORK, CA – Another episode of “Outside Beyond the Lens” hits close to home for the mountain communities in California living with the ...

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CAL FIRE Cautions Motorized Equipment Use Can Cause Fires

Mariposa – CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU), would like to remind residents of the dangers of using motorized equipment near and around dry grass and on hot windy days. Here are some recommendations to help reduce your chances of starting a fire when operating motorized equipment: Do all yard maintenance that requires a gas or electrical motor before 10 a.m., ...

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WASTE NOT: Hazardous Waste Disposal in Oakhurst

Free Hazardous Waste Drop Off Scheduled For Yosemite High School OAKHURST, CA. – While we endured a year-long hiatus, some of us gained a few things, many of them unwanted. Like pounds. Like waste from all those projects we suddenly found time to complete. Only you can rid yourself of the pounds, but Madera County has rushed to our rescue ...

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China Wells Road Bridge On The Bass Lake Ranger District Temporarily Closed

China Wells (6S017) road bridge located on the Bass Lake Ranger District closed to replace damaged deck components found during routine inspection CLOVIS, CA., –  During our routine bridge inspections, the Sierra National Forest (SNF) bridge inspection team lead found that some deck components of the China Well Bridge were severely damaged.  Out of concern for public safety a need ...

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Power Outages from Wayward Balloons Can Put the Damper on Commencement Fun

Make Sure the Celebration for Your Graduate is As Bright as Their Future by Keeping the Lights on this Graduation Season SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— It is graduation season in California and an important reminder for the public about the safety risks associated with helium-filled metallic balloons. If your graduation celebration involves balloons, make sure they are secured with a weight. ...

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Traffic Advisory For State Routes 49 and 140

One-Way Traffic Control, Delays Expected On State Routes 49 and 140 MARIPOSA COUNTY,CA.  – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct one-way traffic control next week on State Routes 49 and 140. State Route 49 • Crews will perform grinding operations from the Madera/Mariposa County line to Varain Road from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. beginning Wednesday, June 2 ...

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Live Oak Fire Update

MARIPOSA – LIVE OAK FIRE UPDATE 4pm– The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and CAL FIRE have lifted all fire advisories for the Live Oak Fire in Mariposa County. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. There is not an update for acreage. Yaqui Gulch Rd will remain closed from Hwy 140 to Guadalupe Creek Rd. To view current ...

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